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UK signs pacts pledging to defend Sweden and Finland in the advent of an attack

UK signs deal to defend Sweden and Finland if attacked. Sweden and Finland fear attacks from Russia prior to joining NATO.

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The UK has agreed on mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, effectively agreeing to come to their aid should either nation come under attack.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited both countries to sign the deals amid debate about joining NATO.
The accord was signed on Wednesday as Sweden and Finland ponder whether to join NATO following Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson stated that they fear Russia will increase its “military presence in this region if Sweden and/or Finland sends in an application.”
Should they apply for NATO membership, there will be an interim period lasting from when an application has been handed in until all 30 NATO members’ parliaments have ratified it.

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